This is the tendency to have “intrusive thoughts” about a task that we once started but didn’t finish.
It is in our human nature to finish off things that we start and we often hate having to leave a project unfinished.
Some people are very good at maintaining a detachment between their work and their outside life. For others (especially those indoctrinated in ‘life hacks’ and productivity tips), the guilt to be constantly doing something can be a real energy sucker.
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We don’t have to rank, compare, compete.
Do not be anxiously concerned with ranking and comparisons. Instead, be concerned with doing a good job.
Reframe your life as a process of growth, not of being done.
You can celebrate your growth instead of feeling guilty for things left undone or incomplete.
“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” – Socrates
Don’t take on more tasks and responsibilities. You end up doing many things in a mediocre way. Instead, ...
“Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.” – Plato
Set 3-4 important tasks that will directly contribute to what you want to achieve in life.
It will clear your mind, process any negative energy, and give you a win every day. 🏀 🏈
This is a way to cut down on unnecessary decisions. It also means you’re focused on what is important (who you are vs how you look).
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